Post-doc/software engineer for the BIG-MAP digital infrastructure (THEOS/MARVEL, EPFL)

This was published on June 10, 2021

A position for a post-doc/software engineer is available at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) in the group of Prof. Nicola Marzari. The position is supported by the new H2020 project BIG-MAP (Battery Interface Genome – Materials Accelerated Platform, part of the Battery 2030+ initiative). The position is renewable yearly and funded for up to 3 years; it can also be extended to a fourth year upon availability of funding.

Outstanding candidates are sought with strong programming abilities, preferably with a background in physics/chemistry/materials or engineering/computer science. Candidates should be comfortable with project management and a diverse collaboration environment with teams across Europe.

The position will contribute to the development of the data and simulation infrastructure of BIG-MAP, and to the capabilities for automated simulations and data analytics. Core objectives will be automated data archiving (through the Materials Cloud ARCHIVE) and integration and dissemination of these data capabilities with simulation capabilities (through AiiDAlab, deployed on local workstations, Materials Cloud WORK, Kubernetes clusters, European Open Science Cloud, and commercial providers such as AWS or Azure). The position will be embedded in the AiiDA and Materials Cloud teams.


  • A PhD in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, or materials), engineering, or computer science. Alternatively, a MSc with a tangible and proven track record in these domains
  • Strong programming skills (Python a plus)
  • Knowledge of front-end web technologies (JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap)
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work independently managing complex projects involving multiple partners from academia and industry in a highly collaborative environment

More information and application

Applications will be reviewed continuously and the position will remain open until filled.

More details can be found here.

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